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Basil mastodon (AP)
My seemingly endless supply of bookmarks enabling my tower of shame.

https://trivial.observer/blog/my-neverending-stack-of-half-read-books/

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That's really weird. I have a very similar compulsion but 100% reversed. I find it difficult - almost impossible - to not complete a book I have started reading. Even if I'm not enjoying it, even if I started as it was my only choice and now I have 8 better alternatives. Even if I never paid for it. For some reason, I simply find it very difficult.
Jamie pleroma (AP)
My rule is 10% or 100 pages - whichever comes first. If I’m not enjoying it by then I stop.

@basil
With the advent of streaming and music libraries, I've lost this OCD trait but back in the days of vinyl LP's, I always used to listen to an album in its entirety.

Side 1 followed by side 2. Of course, it was a pain with a needle on a record player to select a favourite track but I continued to do this when CD's first came out.
Basil mastodon (AP)
Young lad at work has a huge array of self curated playlists on Spotify.

He saw me using Spotify and was aghast that I had none.

I told him that an album is a playlist that the artist has made for you, and they are the experts. Blew his mind. 😆

All in jest, of course, but I used to have a hangup about getting through the full record.
I only have two playlists - the legendary 'Music for Sheep' that I lost and had to recreate so often on every flipping music platform/player I had to write a blog post about it.

The other is 'Sad Songs' - well it's actually 'Funeral Setlist' but I worried if people saw me playing that, they might worry I was about my state of mind and thin I was about to join the '27 Club'. With an Senior Citizen discount.
WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
My last car, A Megane convertible, played songs in alphabetical order of title, and random never really worked, so I spent an afternoon making a playlist, and put them all in the order I wanted them.
To find that the car radio read the playlist, then started playing it in alphabetical order by title.....
Have you ever been on one of those horrendous, cliched HR team building exercises and ended up being categorised as a 'Starter-Finisher' ?

Or rather the diametrical opposite of a 'Starter-Finisher' :-)
Basil mastodon (AP)
oh god. My last job, that I stayed in only 7 months, they would put us through some nonsense like that every 2 weeks.

From the king of bullshit, the Myers-Briggs, down to every bit of sillyness ever dreamt up by anyone that ever wanted to sell a book.

It was never ending.

Was the main factor in me looking for other work.
Jamie pleroma (AP)
I can't stand anything stuff like that. I especially hate 'warm-up' excercises in training sessions.

@andyc
Basil mastodon (AP)
that plus the weekly one to one's and the 3 different kind of reviews we had. It was insufferable.

I've managed to stamp that shit out at my current place.
I presume 'Myers-Briggs' isn't a set of edicts for the workplace promoted by Mike Meyers from Wayne's World.

'Party On, Wayne'
Basil mastodon (AP)
I could get on board with that.
Ruben friendica
@Basil
Ditto, however my books are not abandoned. I'll get back to them eventually.